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Clinton Highlights Billionaires' Support As A Way To Try To Undermine Trump

Hillary Clinton has some very rich people supporting her, including Warren Buffett, Mark Cuban and Meg Whitman. The advantages of their support are obvious. There are also some potential downsides.
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$72 Million In Bitcoins Stolen From Hong Kong Exchange

The value of the digital currency plunged more than 20 percent after news of the theft broke. Nearly 120,000 bitcoin were stolen; it's not clear who took the currency or how.
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In China, A Battle Uber Didn't Win

Uber's China arm merged with its rival Didi Chuxing this week, creating a $35 billion ride-hailing colossus. The merger ends an era of brutal competition, and may help boost China's flagging economy.
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Drones That Launch Flaming Balls Are Being Tested To Help Fight Wildfires

The University of Nebraska is developing a fire-starting drone, adapting a flaming ping pong ball technique already used in wildfire management. They hope to help teams conduct safer prescribed burns.
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Despite Pockets Of Popularity, Are Cargo Shorts Gauche?

Sales of cargo shorts have fallen for the first time in a decade, according to a market research group. The Wall Street Journal reports that this men's fashion staple may no longer be in vogue.
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For Cars, The Good Old Days Are Today

U.S. auto industry sales were up 0.4 percent last month, the best July figures since 2005. But analysts suggest sales will plateau and companies should focus on profits, rather than volume.
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New York Bans Registered Sex Offenders From Pokémon Go

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that registered sex offenders on parole would no longer be able to sign up for Pokémon Go and other Internet-enabled games as conditions of their sentence.
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McDonald's Now Serving Chicken Raised Without Antibiotics — Mostly

The fast-food chain's suppliers are still allowed to use certain types of antibiotics that aren't used to treat people.
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Hop Growers Cheer Craft Brewers For Saving An Ailing Industry

The spike in demand for small-batch beers has infused new life into small, family-owned hop farms that were teetering on the edge of bankruptcy.
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NSA Director Rogers On DNC Hacking, Cyberwarfare And ISIS

Adm. Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, and NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talk about the state of cybersecurity, the recent hacking into Democratic Party systems and ISIS strategy.

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